Written answers

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Department of An Taoiseach

Trade Statistics

9:00 pm

Photo of Billy TimminsBilly Timmins (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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Question 100: To ask the Taoiseach the balance of trade between Ireland and China, Burma, Pakistan, India, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Chad, Congo, Egypt, Saudi-Arabia and Iran for the years 2000 to 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13615/08]

Photo of Tom KittTom Kitt (Minister of State (Government Chief Whip), Department of An Taoiseach; Minister of State, Department of Defence; Dublin South, Fianna Fail)
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The data requested by the Deputy is presented in the table for 2000 to 2007 incl. The table shows the merchandise trade balance for the countries requested i.e. exports minus imports over the period.

Balance of Trade (Merchandise Exports minus Imports)
20002001200220032004200520062007
â'¬000â'¬000â'¬000â'¬000â'¬000â'¬000â'¬000â'¬000
Burma-1,249-584161-987-4423,15037862
Chad82186145793153-247-411-1,883
China-733,810-747,300-956,401-1,630,396-2,137,379-2,847,004-3,557,895-3,494,344
Congo (Dem Rep)3,0993,3945,0788,28913,05613,49522,53720,185
Egypt229,32890,75571,30830,96359,38231,01537,73442,257
India-25,540-46,321-24,761-39,666-43,536-102,243-76,981-112,247
Iran-1,6713,94612,46014,37510,75412,31121,27924,110
Pakistan38,291-15,553-24,336-19,77914,034-10,016-13,270-7,390
Saudi Arabia355,349385,052338,971267,012247,335287,457328,136317,011
Sudan6,77612,87812,93417,40711,59914,75214,8489,570
Zimbabwe-2,376-1,674-1549491,1701,3391,134331

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